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Selected stories from Japan's leading economic news service

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  • GIC invests in Goldman Sachs-owned Japan Renewable Energy 10.20.2017

    Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC has made its first investment into infrastructure assets in Japan, announcing Friday that it had bought stakes in the parent company of Japan Renewable Energy for an undisclosed sum. The deal is an extension of GIC's increasing interest in the renewable energy sector, as the fund diversifies its portfolio into this growth area.>>

  • Global banks are after Japan's cash 10.16.2017

    It was late September when Toronto-Dominion Bank, one of Canada's largest financial institutions, held a lavish party at a hotel overlooking Tokyo's Imperial Palace. The event, which drew some 200 of the city's financial insiders, celebrated the reopening of TD's securities business in Japan.>>

  • Kobe Steel, seeking funds, eyes sale of real estate unit 10.16.2017

    Kobe Steel intends to put its real estate business on the block as the Japanese company looks to shore up already shaky finances now threatened by a data falsification scandal, Nikkei has learned.>>

  • Japan's high real estate prices giving investors vertigo 10.16.2017

    The price of land in Ginza's 2-chome neighborhood in Tokyo has topped where it was during Japan's infamous bubble economy of the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Bank of Japan's monetary easing program has sent money flooding into real estate, pushing land prices beyond expectations. The inflow of capital should mean a golden opportunity for real estate investment trusts, but the market is suffering from too much of a good thing in the form of overheated prices. >>

  • Tokyo, Singapore, Seoul among world's most 'magnetic' cities 10.16.2017

    Tokyo remains the world's third most appealing city and is approaching second-ranked New York, according to a report released Thursday, October 12. Asian cities placed strongly in the ranking by the Institute for Urban Strategies of the Mori Memorial Foundation with Singapore winning fifth place followed by Seoul in sixth and Hong Kong in ninth.>>

  • Self-storage facilities the new high-yield investment 10.10.2017

    Yield-hungry investors have set their sights on self-storage facilities for better returns in Japan, as investments in rental and commercial properties have lost their sheen due to mushrooming acquisition costs.>>

  • US casino giant Sands eyes $10bn resort in Japan 10.10.2017

    Major casino operator Las Vegas Sands is eager to open a world-class integrated resort in Japan that focuses on exhibition halls and other non-casino components, an executive told The Nikkei in an interview Wednesday, October 4.>>

  • Nomura group looks to ride Japan tourism wave with new hotel 10.10.2017

    Japan's Nomura Real Estate Development will open its first hotel here next fall, joining a broader push by developers into the lodging business as growing inbound tourism makes hotels potentially as profitable as office buildings.>>

  • Tokyu Corp headed for record first-half profit 09.29.2017

    Railway operator Tokyu is expected to log its first record profit in 12 years for the April-September half, thanks to a boost from greater train ridership, shopping center sales and real estate holdings.>>

  • Japan's Daiwa House to debut hotel-style apartments 09.29.2017

    Daiwa House Industry plans to launch a type of apartment where guests can enjoy hotel-style services and check out anytime, as Japan's hotel shortage worsens amid a surge of tourists into the country.>>


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